Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Unraveled Wednesday 11/18/20

 Good Chilly Morning!  

Our cooler temps are still hanging around, but it is November after all.  I think by the weekend though it is supposed to be in the 60's.  If that holds, I think we will be walking on Sunday in Valley Forge Park with Colin & Mailing.  Fingers crossed.  Saturday morning I have plans for Chatter Knitting with Dee...looking forward to that for sure.

On this Unraveled Wednesday, I'm linking up with Kat and friends to talk about what I'm knitting and reading.  First up, the second sock is at the halfway mark on the leg.


I should be able to finish the leg shortly and move on to the Eye of the Partridge heel and then down the foot.  Yesterday I put this aside and instead picked up this


That's my Antler Hat (freebie pattern from TinCan Knits) that I started a hundred years ago (September).  I had knit the ribbed brim and then promptly put it down and let it sit on top of a bookcase in my office.  With this much cooler weather, I had the urge to work on it.  The yarn is Lamb's Pride worsted (85%Wool and 15% Mohair) in the colorway "Bing Cherry."  I'm using a size 8 needle and between the needle and the worsted weight, my fingers and hands are feeling it!  Despite the aching fingers, this is moving along fairly quickly and I should be able to finish this up quickly as well.  This may be for Colin...I have not fully decided yet.

On the reading front I stopped at my library the other day and picked up the latest from one of my favorite authors - Ursula Hegi.  The book is "The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls."  I will confess that I'm having a difficult time getting into it though.  It seems disjointed somehow.  Have any of you read this?  It may be that I've only picked it up right before bed when I am pretty tired.  Maybe I'll try to read some earlier in the day or evening today.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.  Be sure to check out Kat's blog to see what others are making and reading.

14 comments:

  1. Your sock looks great (and I like how you matched your tablecloth!) and I used to love Peace Fleece. I knit sweaters for both of the boys using it, and I think they wore them for maybe 10 minutes. I also started Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls a while back, got maybe 50 pages in and it was just too confusing, jumpy, and hard to follow for me. I loved Stones From the River years ago, but gave up on Patron Saint.

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  2. I'm loving both of your WIPs. That Bing Cherry yarn is a lovely, saturated colour. It would look great on anyone!

    Both stitch patterns are so well-defined. Nice work.

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  3. That yarn really shows the pattern nicely.

    Looking forward to Saturday.

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  4. I love "Bing Cherry" for a color name!! Tin Can Knits has such great patterns, and so many that are free.

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  5. It is down right chilly here - just below freezing. It's nice being able to sleep under a pile of blankets with all the cats though!

    Love the sock and the hat!

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  6. Hello,

    Both of your projects look pretty, I like the Big Cherry color.
    It is cold here too, in the 30's this morning. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  7. Like everyone else, I’m in love with the deep, red color of the hat. I know you and Dee will have fun Chatter Knitting on Saturday.

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  8. I made that hat and I think I gave it as a gift...I can't remember!lovely pattern. I'm getting into the knitting mood now that it's a chilly day.

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  9. That's going to be a very cozy hat when it's done! I feel you on the aching hands -- I'm so used to smaller needles that using 8's feels like knitting with broomsticks!

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  10. Chatter knitting sounds like fun! I've made the Antler Hat and it's a fun knit. It's true that switching between sock yarn and worsted always does a number on the fingers and hands.
    Lovely socks as always.
    Take care Vera and have a great day.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  11. Take good care of your hands. I've made Antler Mittens for someone. Those bigger needles are hard on my hands too. The color is lovely though. The socks are so nice. They look like November. Have a good week.

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  12. Glad you are working on the hat again-it is a beautiful partnering of pattern and yarn!

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  13. I did read the new Ursula Hegi book . . . and it never really does come together very well, I'm sad to say. I'll be eager to see if you continue on -- and what you think of it if you do. And I LOVE the color of your hat! Can't wait to see it finished -- it looks terrific.

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  14. That hat will come in handy this winter.. is it for you or your husband.. or son? I need to make a new hat. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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